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Iry Hint many men could got no wntor. n they pushed into tho desert Innds lelow, which lay between them and flborlas nnd wore bordered on tho loft tud rlht by hills. Now clouds of dust ero seen moving across tho plains ad In tho heart of theiu bodies of Snr- cen horsemen, which contlnunlly nt- licked tho vnuguiird under Count liny- liond nud ns contlnunlly retreatcil be- pro they could be crushed, slaying hany with their spears and arrows. Llso theso ciune round behind them ad charged the rear guard, where barcked the Templars and the light rmcd troops named Turconolcs untf be band of Ueglnald do Chatlllon, rltli which rode the brethren. From noon till near sundown the bng harassed line, broken now Into i-nguionts, struggled forward across 10 rough, stony plain, the burning eat beating upon their unuor till (he or danced about It us It does before fire. Toward evening men nnd orscs became exhausted, and tho sol- Iters cried to their captains to lead liem to water, lint In that place there as no water. The rear guard fell behind, Worn out Nth constant attacks that must be - filed In the burning heat, so that Iiere was n great gap between it and 10 king, who inn relied In the center. lossages reached them to push on, lit they could not, and nt length camp las pitched in the desert near u place I tiled Marescaloln, and upon this imp llaytuoud nnd his vanguard were Iirced back. As Godwin and Wjilf do up they saw him come In, bring- Ig his wounded with him, and heard lm pray tho king to puMi on nnd at II hazards to cut his way through to lo lake, where they might drink -aye. lid heard the king say that he could bt, since the soldiers would march no I ore that day. Then Knymond wrung s hands In despair nud rode back to Is men, crying aloud: "Alas! Alas! O Lord Cod, nlns! We le dead, nnd thy kingdom Is lost!" That night none slept, for all were I hirst, and who can sleep with a burn g throat? Now also Godwin and rulf were no longer laughed at be- luse of the water skins they carried their horses. Bather did great no- les come to them nnd almost on their lees crave for the boon of a single Ip. Having wntered their horses spnr- Igly from u bowl, they gave what they luld till at length only two skins re- ilncd, and one of these was spilled a thief, who crept up nnd slashed It kth his knife that he night drink Idle the water ran to waste. After lis the brethren drew their swords Id watched, swearing that they would hi any man who so much as touched le skin which was left. Lvil that long night through there lose a confused clamor from tho Imp. of which tho burden seemed to , "Water! Give is water!" while Iun without came tno snouts or tno racens calling upon Allah. Here, It, tho hot ground was covered with ub dried to tinder by the summer ought, and to this the Saracens set le so that the smoke rolled down on b Christian host nnd choked them, Id the place beenme n hell. lay dawned nt last, nnd the army bs formed up In order of battle, Its to wings being thrown forward. Thus by struggled on, those of them thnt re not too weak to stir, who we-e lughtered ns they lay. Nor as yet did l Saracens nttncit uiera, since mey llW 111UI. liie BUll nun Bi4.uimri 111.111 their spears. On tney labored to- Ird the northern wells, till about mld- y the battle began with n flight of rows so illicit tnni lor awmic it inn heavens. fter this came charge and counter- lirge, attack and repulse, nnd always kvc the noise of war that dreadful for water. What chnnced Godwin Id W'nlT never knew, for the smoke dust blinded them so that they lild see but a little way. At length hrc was n last furious charge, and knights with-whom they were clove dense mass of Saracens like a ser- iit of steel, leaving n broad trail of bd behind them. When they pulled In and wiped the sweat from their It was to find themselves, with busands of others, upon the top of a lop hill, of which the aides were thick fh dry grass and bush thnt already Is being fired. IThe rood! The rood! Rally around rood!" said a voice, and, looking he ld them, Ihey saw the black and i-eled fragment of the true cross set on a rock, nud by It the bishop of Iro. Then the smoke of tho burning Lss rose up nnd hid It from their Pit 'ow began one of tho most hideous lits that are told of In the history of world. Again and again the Sara hs attacked In thousands, nnd ngnln 11 again they were driven back by desperate valor of the Franks, who ?ht on, their Jaws agape with thirst. K'hllo the Saracens hold off, the sol- Irs began to put up tho king's pa- jiou, and with it other tents, around rock on which stood tho cross. IDo they mean to camp hero'" asked Jlf bitterly. I'eace," answered Godwin. "They )o to make a wall about the rood, t It Is of no uvall, for this Is the co of my dream." I hen the last attack began. Up the side rose dense volumes of smoke. II with the smoke came tho Saracens. Irlco they were driven back; thrice ly cume on. At tho fourth onset fow tho Franks could light more, for -st had conquered them on ihls wa- Bess hill of Hattln. A great company viracen norsemen broke through tho and rushed at tho scarlet tent. It Iked to nnd fro, then down It fell In ted heap, entangling tho king in its Is. It the foot of the cross Ruflnus, tho lop of Acre, still fought ou bravely. Ildenly an arrow Rtruck him In tho loat, nnd, throwing his arms wide, fell to earth. Then tho Snracons fled themselves upon tho rood, toro Irom its place nnd with mockery and ttiugs tioro it down the hill toward llr camp. Jome," snld Godwin to Wulf In a jnge, quiet voice. "Wo havo hooii lugh. It in tlmo to die. Look I You- below us aro the mamelukcs, our regiment, and among tbera Salndlii, l see juh ijanner. Lot us muko an Lot which thoy will tell In Essex bder. Charge for tho Hug of Hula- I" k'ulf nodded, nnd side by sldo thev Id down the hill. Selmltors flashed nt thorn, arrows struck upon their mall and Ihn shields blazoned with tho dentil's head IVArcy crest. Through It nil they went unscathed nnd, whllo the army of the Saracens Htared, at tho foot of tho horn of Hattln turned their horses' heads straight for tho royal standard of Saladln. On thoy strug gled, felling or riding down n foe at ev ery stride. On, still on, although Flama and Smoko bled from a scoro of wounds. They wore uinong the mninelukes, where their line was thin, lty henven, they were through them and riding straight nt the well known figure of the HUltnu, mounted on his white horse with his young son nnd his emir, tho prince Hassan, at his side. "Raladln for you, Hnssnn for me!" shouted Wulf. Then they met, nnd nit the host of Islam cried out In dismay as they saw the commnnder of the faithful and his horse borne to the earth before the Inst despairing charge of these innd Chris thin knights. Another Instant, nnd tho sultan was on his feet ngnln, and a score of schnllers wero striking nt God win. Ills borne Flame sank down dy ing, but he sprang from tho saddle, swinging the long sword. Now Saladln recognized the crest upon his buckler and cried out : "Yield you, Sir Godwin! You have done well. Yield you!" Hut Godwin, who would not yield, answered: "When I nm dead not before." Thereupon Saladln spoke a word, and, while certain of his mamelukes en gaged Godwin In front, keeping out of reach of that red and terrible sword, others crept up behind and, springing on him, seized his arms and dragged him to the ground, where they bound htiu fast. Meanwhile Wulf had fared otherwise, for It wns his horse Smoke, nlready stabbed to the vitals, that fell ns ho plunged on I'rlnco Hnssnn. Yet he nlso arose but little hurt nnd cried out: "Thus, Hassan, old foe nnd friend, we meet at la.it In war. Come, I would pay the debt I owe you for that drug ged wine, man to man nnd sword to sword." "Indeed. It Is due. Sir Wulf," answer ed the prince, laughing. "Guards, touch not this bravo knight who has dared so much to reach me. Sultan, I ask a boon. Hot ween Sir Wulf and me there is an ancient quarrel that can only bo washed away In blood. Let It bo de cided here and now, and let this bo your decree- That If I fall in fair light none shall set upon my conqueror .nud no vengeance shall be taken for my blood." "Good," said Snlndln. "Then Sir Wulf shall be my prisoner and no more, ns his brother is already. I owe it to the men who saved my life when we were friends." Hassan sprang to the ground, say ing: "Your horse is dead, Sir Wulf, so we must fight afoot." Then ihey faced each other, and, oh, the scene was strange! Up on the slopes of Hattln the fight still raced. There amid the smoke and fires of the" burning grass little companies of sol diers stood back to back while tho Saracens wheeled round thorn, thrust ing nnd cutting at lliem till they fell. Hero nnd there knights charged singly or in groups and so came to death or capture. About the plain hundreds of foot soldiers were being slaughtered, while their officers were taken prison ers. Toward the camp of Saladln a company ndvanced with sounds of tri umph, carrying aloft a black stum) whkcli was the holy rood, while others drove or led mob of prisoners, among them the king and his chosen knights. The wilderness was red with blood, the air was rent with shouts of victory and cries of agon or despair. And there in the midst of it all. ringed round with grave, courteous Saracens, stood tho einlr, clad above his mall In his white robe and jeweled turban, facing the great Chrlstlnn knight, with harness hacked and reddened. For thoe who watched the battle was forgotten, or, rather, Its interest was centered on this point. "It will be n good fight," said one of them to Godwin, whom they had suf fered to rise, "for, though your broth er is the younger and the heavier man, he Is hurt and weary, whereas the enilr Is fresh and unwounded. Ail, they nro at It!" ) "Farewell, hrave knlaht." Hassan had struck first, and the blow Went home. Falling upon the point of Wulf'H steel helm, the heavy, razor edged sclmlter glanced from it and shore away the lluks from tho tlap which hung upon his shoulder, causing the Frank to stagger. Again hp struck, this time upon the shield, and so hoav ily that Wulf enmo to his knees. "Your brother Is sped," said the Snr ncen captain to Godwin, but Godwin unly answered "Wait." As ho spoke Wulf twisted his body out of reach of n third blow, and whllo Hassan staggered forward with tho weight of the missed stroke placed his hand upon tho ground and springing to his feet ran bnekwnrd six or eight paces. "Ho flies!" cried the Saracens, but ngaln Godwin said, "Wnlt." Nor wns thero long to wnlt. For now, throwing nsldo his buckler nnd grasping tho great sword la both his hands, with a shout of "A D'Arcyl A IVArcy!" WuIC leaped at HnssHn an ft wounded lion leaps. Tho hwoi'm wheeled tlnd fell, nnd, lo, tho shield ol tho Pnracen whs revered In two, Agnl'j It fell, und his turbanod holm in cloven. A third tlmo, and tho right arm nud shoulder with the itcluiltoi' thnt grasped It scorned (o spring from his, body, and Hassan until', dying to the ground. Wulf (.tood nud looked at him, while n murmur of grief went up from Uio?c who wntehed, for they loved this emir. Hassan beckoned to tho victor with his left bund. "A good stroke," Hussan said faintly, "that could nhear tho double links of Damascus steel as though it wore silk. Well, as I told you long ago, I know thnt tho hour of our mooting in wni would be an 111 hour for me, nnd my debt Is paid. Farewell, brave knight, fl'ould 1 could hope that we could meet In paradise! Tnke that star Jew el, the badge of my house, from my turban and wenr It in memory of me. Long, long and happy be your days." Then, while Wulf held him In his arms, Saladln came up and spoke to bliu till he fell bnck and was dead. (TO HE CONTINUKD.) NAPOLEON'S ACCOUNT BOuK Bum,- Hntrlei 3!n(Tc Durliicr HIm Title tit M. tlvlcnn. There wns recently sold In London the last book of accounts of Napoleon nt St. ll(!ena. from ISIS to 1SU1. Tho expenses are classified by month and were kept by I'lerron, the ox-emperor's tun It re d'hotel, with entries by Mont holon. There aro many corrections In pencil by the nusuut e-:!le himself, for he verified all the accounts and changed English money, where It was used, Into frnncs. Some of the entries are highly Interesting, Thus, on Aug. 15, 1S10, the fete of the emperor, here Is one by Montholon: "Artificial (lowers, to. Ex traordinary (wpetises, XI fis." Napoleon's resources at St. Helena were very model, but his tradesmen, as regarded their prices, never forgot that he was r-i emperorthough an exiled one. Among ether occupations to while away the time that hung so heavily on his hands, Napoleon wen! in for gardening, and anion? the en tries are found: "Four wateringa-ans, 1 8s.; 2 pairs of primers, ill; axes, 1 10s." -prices which lool; as if the exile wns simply regarded as a subject for flceeln;. "For mending tho'emper or'a bed" 2 is t-hnrscd. Toward the end of ills life Napoleon's nourlr.linu'nt consisted almost entirely of chickens, plgrvin.s, and eggs, and there nre numerous entiles for medi cines. In March, IS21,for Instance, thirty bottles of sirup, one case of primer., two cares of Uir.-guinly plums; in April, ten bottles of sirup, eight dor. en oranges, ol-jlit dozen lemons. Lon don Globe. BAD CROP YEARS. When lilies jsntj A:l:nali J1.- Ziot Mutp at the JIr.:infr 'joanon. "When birds and nnluial.s do not mate at the mating -.onson, it is a slg;i that a bad year is coming," said a fann er. "QuaIN, gophers, rabbits and squir rels all refuse to mate In certain years. Those year.-; afterward turn out to bo bad ones. Tho quails are particularly weather wise, lly instinct the little wild creatures know that for lack of rain or for some oilier reason there is to be a grass famine and a seed famine, and, instead of pairing off and mating and setting up housekeep ing in little families of two, they re main unmated In the large bands In which they have flown all winter, liv ing, ns It were, a kind of apartment house life. That year Inevitnlily turns out a bad one. though the bachelor and spinster quails, with a good deal of picking nnd scratching, manage to get onough to e,iit. Hut to feed families of little ones In such a famine year would be impossible.- "In California, the squirrels In a fam ine year not only do not mate; they do not even live. They become dormant. As by a miracle, they remain dormant until a season of plenty conies with the next winter's rains." Exchange. For Her Welfare. Mrs. Goodheart had made up her mind thnt most of the so called charity of the present day was not, strictly speaking, chnrlty nt nil. Whoever gave, Bhe had concluded, did so for the pleas ant sensatioiNof seeing his or her nnme figure ou subscription lists, nnd she did not agree with this ostentation. "Hero, my good man," she fnld one day Inst week to a mau who had beg ged alms of her, "here Is a threepenny piece, and please to understand thnt I do not give this because I hope to bo rewarded for my charity somo dny, but becaure It gives me pleasure to do so." The burly beggar looked dubiously at tho tiny silver coin. "Look 'ere, muin," he snld. "In this 'ere wicked world we don't orftcn get the chanen to enjoy ourselves. Why not muko It n Khllllu' nu' 'nvo a real goou time?" London Tit-Hits. Tho Cniie With Him, Mrs. Henpeek They can't punish bigamy too neveroly. No ono should have nny sympathy for tho mnn who takes ono wife too many. Mr. Henpeek The Idea, Marin! no you think I should be sent to Jail? Philadelphia Press. ' Cnlllnnr. Mra. EnpockI think Mr. Mahlstlck paints Hiieh lovely picture. I think that 1 filuill liavu him paint portrults of Henry and mo together. Mrs, Out- tlng-Oh, I didn't know that ho painted battlo picture. Chicago New. i - Th I.nnanr ICvll. "I don't seo how hIio could posnlbly Im sillier sho glggle.i ho constantly." "Well, It who didn't glgglo all tho tlmo she might talk, and purlinp that would bo worso." Catlmllo Standard and Times, Ilrr Wlilo Kiit.-rli-rioe, Doltlo- I wonder If a blond U innro nttrnctlvi to men Hum a hriumtle; Lultlo AnIc Toll In i she's been both. Cleveland Leader. THURSDAY. Calm age Bertnon By ner. , Frank Dc Witt Talmagc, D. D. Los Angeles, Cnl., Sept. 0. In this sermon the preacher makes novel nug; gestlons showing how we as communi ties nnd ns Individuals maf help to Im prove the lot of tho unfortunate. Tha text Is Deuteronomy xv, 11, "The poor shall never cease out of the land." Turning to that valuable and sugges tive edition of the Illble called the Hed Letter Bible, I notice that this. passage In Deuteronomy is printed In red, Indi cating that It was quoted by our Lord. It Is astonishing bow many of such passages there nre. showing how close n student of the Scriptures Christ wns. Guided by this reference In the Hed Letter Hlble, I find the circumstances under which Christ quoted tho passage. It was at thnt feast when Mary broke the alabaster box of spikenard over Christ's feet. Judas said It was waste ful, ns the ointment might have been sold and the money given to the poor, but Jesus said there were other oppor tunities of giving to the poor, for, said he, "The poor ye have always with you." There wvere poor people during the Mosaic ern. . There were poor people during all the wealth and the splendor of the Solomonic reign. There were hovels nnd rags covered by the shad ows of the magnificent Grecian tem ples. Poverty nnd gaunt want went bogging for bread during tho Roman triumphs, when Christ lived. There nre poverty nnd rags ami hunger now, and there will be poverty and want upon this old sulTerlng world until the millennial dawn, when the glory of the Lord shall cover the earth as tho wa ters cover the seas. Poverty, haunting poverty, Is everywhere. Ve have today our poor In Europe, Asia, Afrlcn, SouVi America and In North America. We have them upon every Island of the seas, In every town, village nnd city and fanning country. We have an omnipresent poor. During nil the centuries from the beginning this burden of poverty has been upon tho shoulders of a large proportion of the race, calling f r our sympathy and our help. How long will It be before the wisdom of our social philosophers and the commiseration of Christ's church take up the problem and, searching for tho causes of the afflic tion, find out how to remove them and remedy the misery. I know of no duty more urgent, and If we Und out in studying the problem that In some cases poverty Is tho result of social evils let us go forward lu God's nnmo to eradicate them. May the Holy Spirit help us to preach an appropriate sermon on tills Sabbath, following our annual Iibor day. First among these evils I place the prenatal influences wlilch help crowd our cities with the omnipresent poor. In this matter lot us ho bravo and truthful. Let us not seal our lips and he silent on account of a wji$t modesty. It is better to have an inltammatlon opened nnd the wound drained, no matter how repulsive the odor, thnn to allow tho disease to go on festering nnd eating Its way Into the vitals. There is many n danger more horrible than the Burgeon's knife. I was mightily Impressed with this fact some time ago. I had always a horror of the surgeon's knife. 1 felt that a man had better resort to every thing and anything rather, than lie down upon an operating table. Hut some time -ago the wife of one of my dearest church members telephoned mo to come down to the hospital at once, ns her husband was about to be oper ated on. I jumped on the car and went down nnd arrived just three minutes nfter tho work had been begun. They had carried tho patient Into the oper ating room and were then giving him the anaesthetic. I pacpd up and dow n the hall, wondering what I should do. I felt that It was a critical nnd might be a fatal operation. Should I go fn or should I not? I had always shunned the sight of the operating table bo cause I feared tho spectacle of the flowing blood. Eut as I walked up and down that hall I snld to myself: "In all probability this operation, will bo fatal. My friend will die within a few hours after he comes out of tho anaesthetic. Wlll it not comfort him to know thnt I stood by his side during his time of trial?" So I snld to one of the nurses, "Toll tho doctor I should like to come In." Ho sent out word, "Como In." I have thanked God slnco that I went In. When that ulcer was opened, I saw then as I never realized before that n man should not fear a surgeon's knife which opened up a daugerou3 abscess nearly ns much as ha should fear the i abscess which Is not opened. Our friend's llfo was saved by tho narrow eat of margins becnuso ho flatly re fused to be opornted upon until death was literally clutching him by the throat. A Deadly Ulcer. Now, as there wns a deadly dlseaso eating Into the vitals of my friend's body, bo thero Is a deadly dlseaso cnt Ing Into tho very heart of our social life. Thousands upon thousand of our cradles are Infected by prenatal weak nosses and the evil results of ancestral sins. Wo must remembor that tho presont genoratlon Is not responsible for all Its poor. For, as most of u havo Inherited tho physical look of a father and a mother, n grandfather or a grandmother, so there aro hosts of unfortunate children born Into tha world who from thireradle aro doomed to a life of physical Incompetency be cause mentally and physically tainted from btrtU. Hut though the law of heredity Is Inexorable, nnd though our pooriiouses and hospitals nro crowded with a lot of miserable creature who are drugging out a suffering, nil ap palling existence bountue they were not the offspring of healthy purentw, nud though thousand of men and wo men who aro not luiuutea of pubjlo lu mitutlotu of charity are social pnra slU's or dependents upon ether for Hiipport tbi'Migti Ihe dire causes, yut the strange fuel remains tlmt re spectable and refined society forbids SEPTEMBER 13, lflOfl. Its teachers lo dlneiis theso vital ques tions In public Inst such a discussion nhotild offend dollento nnd sensitive ears. In tho offending of dollcnlo ears to stand In tho way of tho untold ngonles that are cursing childhood becnuso mon nnd women are allowed to marry who havo no business to marry? Aro tho wimls of our publlo Institutions to be boycotted by nil Intelligent men and women boenuso they do not wish to seo suffering In Its most repulsive forms? Shall wo refuse to look at lit tlo children, born with curvaturo of tho spine and with dlsensed blood and with crooked limbs, who, with swollen lips and distorted and malformed fea tures, are looking at us from hundreds of cots shall wo rofuso merely be cnuso theso little sufferers havo In herited the physical weaknesses of their parents? What right had tho parents of these suffering children to marry? Somo tlmo ngo I attended u church wedding where the bride hob bled up the aisle on a cane. She had an abscess on one limb and was af flicted with tuberculosis besides. Sho had been an Invalid from birth. Her mother had died of consumption only a few months nfter the girl wns born. And yet tho minister of that church ended his service with the solemn words, "Whom God hath Joined to gether let not man put asunder." Are wo lo suppose that God meant such a woman ns that to marry and perpet uate misery and suffering In the world? IIOTT to Stop It. "Well," soiuo one snys, "how can you stop men nnd women who are physlcnl Incompetents from mnrry lng?" Hy doing what every Intelligent physician In the world Is advocating by making It obligatory upon every man and woman to pass a proper physical examination before they can get from the county n license to marry. In old Sparta It used to be the custom for tho attendants to kill at blr,th chil dren that were born cripples or weak lings. We cannot do that. Such a custom would be abhorrent to our feel lugs. Hut we can do better. We can prevent feeble children from being born of physically Incompetent par ents by refusing to let physically un-1 sound men nnd women marry nt all. Wnter cannot rise higher than Its source. A strong branch cannot grow from a withered trunk. Neither can a physically and mentally healthy child descend from unhealthy parents. The first reformation of our social evils should be pathological. It should bo a sweeping diagnosis and should start with a sound physical marriage altar. It should extend our Immigra tion laws nnmcly, the laws which al low little children to come into tho world among ourselves rather than the Immigration laws which prevent leprous children and their parents to come from other lands into ours. Pre natal causes may be just as far reach ing in their social results as postnatal. A child must be born well in order to live physically well. Marital laws having made It possible for the coming generations to be born well, the next question is almost as Important as the first. What nre we going to do with the physical nnd mor al development of our children after they arc born? I nm alluding to all the boys and girls who nre born lu the eluius and In the congested quarters of our large clth?s. The problems that confront my neighbor's children from the socialistic standpoint are just as important as those thnt confront my own. The Street Arnb. Did you ever try to put yourself In the place of the street arab who Is running wild In one of our large cities? Mr. Spurgeon In one of his books told this anecdote: He wns one day visiting his orphan home. Whllo there a little boy came up nnd sat down beside him and said: "Mr. Spurgeon, suppose there was an orphanage and there was a lot of little boys there. And suppose all those llttlo boys had lost their fa thers. And suppose ouce a month their mothers came and their aunts nud brought them pennies and apples nud oranges and nice things. And suppose there wns a little boy that bad no mother or aunt or anybody to come nud see him. Don't you think some body ought to give him sixpence? 'Caiise, Mr. Spurgeon, that's me." Do you wonder thnt tho great Lon dou preacher when he henrd that little orphan child pleading his cause so elo quently should have put his hand In his pocket and drawn out a sixpence and given It to the lad who had no father, no mother, no aunt, no uncle, no pen nies, no applos and no anythlug? Well, as that orphan child pleaded with Charles H. Spurgeon I want the average street arab to plead with you. In the first place, I want him to take you by the hand nnd lend you to tils home. Where Is It? I eaunot de scribe its loathsomeness and horror lu ono page, or twenty pages, or fifty pages. If you want a description ol some of the homes of the poor, go and read tho books of Jacob Hits entitled "How the Other Half Lives," "The Battle With the Slums," "The Peril and the Preservation of the Home." Hood General William Booth's "In Darkest England and the Way Out." Read Robert Hunter's "Poverty." Rend Jack Londou's "The People of the Abyss," Tho simple fact Is "truth Is itrangcr than fiction." No tragedy ever written by playwright genius can half depict tho horrors which have been described by the pen of Jacob Rlls and William Booth. These men are not Imaginative writers. They simply describe the filthy hovels which thoy bare visited and the malodors and repulsions amid which they saw chil dren and men and womon herded. "Supposing your children were born amid such places of 01th a Ml dark ness," says the street arab to us a the llttlo orphaned boy spoke to Charles II. Spurgeon, "would you not giro ulm better home If you could? Well, that helpless child, born lu filth and pover ty, Is me. Yes, that child is me." The Praotlcnl Question. Now come tho practical tpuostlonss Are wo ns Intolllgvlit Americans going to enre for our neighbors' cblldrfu, born In tilth und dlrtV Am we going to give tlrem. publlo park nud publlo playground nud free bathing place and free docks, where the poor vuu get a breath of the sea air In the hot sum mer months?. Are we ttolnij to furnish them model tenement houses, properly veu.ttlated.uud lighted and with healthy snnltary plumbing? These are vltnl uotloii which the Aincrknn people must solve. These uro not luxuries which tho poor aro demanding, but nocossltlos. And If tho poor do not havo theso physical necessities, then thoy will pay un hack lu our own coin. For filth and darkness nnd vitiated nit nlways breed crime nnd drunkenness nnd licentiousness nnd brutality and slim of nil sorts. Am tho blnck plagues of Kuropo alwuys started from tho vile, slenchful quarters of tho 'congested cities of the enst, bo tho plague of de bauchery nnd Ignoranco and crlmo thrive best In tho filthy qunrtot'eT'bf tho poor of our Inrgo cities, whoro the sun light cnunot get Into tho homes and whero the llttlo children hare no pnrki or plnygrounds In which they may de velop healthfully, as all children should develop. Furthermore. I wns struck with an other fact when reading about the phys ical necessities of the poor. The poor nre not paupers, as wo concelvo pau pers. Tho poor are willing and able to pay a Just return for their necessities. Hut the trouble Is when a man becomes poor then, he becomes helpless. Then the capitalist robs him of the little he has. however small that all mny be. Let me. Illustrate whnt I mean: Here Is a mnn sinking In the middle of a lake. "Help! Help!" he cries. "I am drown ing! Give me help!" With that a mnn rows up and says: "Well, my friend, you are drowning. How much will you give me If I save you?" "Ten dol lars." "Oh. no: that Is not enough. You must give me your all. Yon must work for me through life, nud when you got through I will let you be burled In Just the rags you have on your, back." That Is the way the capitalist treats the poor of our large cities. When he sells tho poor man his coal, he Polls It by the shovelful, and he sells It at n ruinous price. . 'e charges the poor man three times the price at which he sells It by tfie ton to the rich man. When he builds the poor man his miserable novel, the capitalist usually gets 30, -10, CO and even 100 per cent on his money invested. A dog or a wild beast would not live in some of the filthy dens In which tho poor of New Yoik used to bd housed. And yet for every one of those dark cellars and back rooms In which tiie sunlight never comes the capitalist would charge the most astounding rent and, like a modern Shylock, demand his pound of liesh nearest to his vic tim's heart because the poor man could not help himself. As Solomon said long ngo, "The destruction of the poor Is their poverty." They are kept poor by being poor. Cinnil Tenement Wanted. Has not the state a right to step lu nnd demand that our capitalists shall not build Insanitary tenements for the poor? "Oil, no," some man says; "that is not right! The capitalist Is not In buslnes's for his health. He Is not a philanthropist. You cannot demaud that he will put up n building which is to be a losing Investment." No, my friends; we do not demand that, but we do demand that the tenement build ing that the capitalist erects shall be one with such modern improvements ns the Alfred C. Clark tenements and tho Riverside tenements of Brooklyn and the Mills houses of New York. There must bo no more such rookeries built ns tho "Mulberry Beuls" and tho "Bone Alleys" and tho "Cut Alleys" and "Seven Dlnls" and "Five Points." And, furthermore, you must remember that when we "Stamp out the bad tene ments we do not demand a charity In its place. Jacob Itlls In one of his books declares that every tenement house built on the Mills plan or the Clark plan or the Riverside plan of Brooklyn has given a legitimate return for the investment from the very start, The city poor are not paupers. They pay enough taxes for their public parks, and they should have them. They pay enough money for decent ranltary homes, and they should have them also. And it is the business of the state to see that the extortioner's hands should not be reaping an extor tioner's return for the moneys Invest ed. But we must give our poor more than clean cradles and decent homes and sunlight. We mnt give the chil dren of our poor neighbors nu educa tion whereby they shall be able to work intelligently with their hands, or else Satan will come In aud teach them how to work In another way. In other words, the poor must bo taught how to earn their own living, or else thoy will learn how lo live upon the moneys &ome one else has earned. But we must not stop hero in our work among the poor. Wo must give them sunlight. We must open their eyes to see and teach their hands to do. Why a poor man wants to live In a city Is Inconceivable to me. Where thero Is work for one man In n largo city thero are five applicants for the position. In 1S38 there were 70,000 deaths In the city of London; 10,170 took plaoe in the public workhouses, 7,113 in public hospitals and 390 In pub lic asylums. This made In all 17,602 paupers who died that year In Ion don. In other words, nt least one-fifth of all the people dying lu London In one year were dependent upon public charity. The records of other cities nre only a little better. Thero were ovor 000,000 paupers In 1SSS lu England alone. But today one out of every ten lersons who die In New York city Is burled In potter's field. That means when they die they leave not an estate large enough even to pay for the pluo box which covers thou and tho hlro of tho hoarse which drags them to their grave nor tho fee of the graredlgger who digs tho hole In which the coffin Is lowered. Oue-teuth of all tho popu lation which die In Now York city nre burled In potter's field. Now, Dr. Bar uurdo aud General William Booth in telllgeutly recognised theso social con ditions, and they sent forth their colo nists by the thousands nud the tens of thousauda. Thanlc God, I ay, for a Dr. Barnar do, lu the whiter nights ho roamed about the Loudon streets gathering the raggedest aud most forlorn of boy and girl Into his public orphanage, But no sooner hud he coltected them thero than he went them out by almost every steamer to the farthennott colo nies, There they were adopted, There, iinild the pure, sweet tutluence of the country, the boy aud the girls of the l-oiidou slums became the noble Chris-, tlan men and women of tho fatn and II !l WOMAH'S Mi I Tho Aches and Pains Will Disctp i i poar if the Advico of this ; Burlington Citizen is Fol lowed. A vtomsn'n back has many ecbei and 'hnlna ( Mont times 'tis ths kldDty' fault. I Huckache la realty kidney ech! I That's why Dean's Kidney Pills curj It. 1 Many Burlington women know this, Head what on lias to nay about It, Mrs. Cyprlen Ouollstto, ef 30 Allen Gt.,1 Uurllngton, Vt.. saj-a: "At Interval! for four or five years I has a dull, heavy pain across my kldmyn.In the morning! my back felt lame und sort for on houri or two, until I moved about aome when it would would wear off. It I took cold It alwuys fettled In my back and bother ed me until the Inflammation lessened. When my daughter got me a box of loan's Kidney Pills at the Park Drue Store I waa sick In bed. Before I had used them three dayfc I could rte they were helping me and when I had finished the box I waa able to be up and around ,at my work, while there, was not a Blgn of bachache or any of my former tronble."i j For Bale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. iFoster-Milburn Co.; Duffnlo, New York,. ole ngents for the United States. j , liemcrnber the name Doan'j and take no1 other. w j country villi. Ir. Mnrnardo saved the mnn b i d-j.-lrl i,.' IV boy, while General Hooth sent his Salvation Ar my soldiers' Into the city slums nnd gathered the men and the women to gether and took them out of their sur roundings nnd placed them upon tho farms nnd saved them nlso. Thus, my brother, you nnd I should embrnce ev ery means we can find to take a boy or a girl or a man or a woman out of the overcrowded city and send them out to the soil, out Into the farming re gions. Then we are doing God's work ns Dr. Ilarnardo did It and William Hooth is doing it today. The Inntltntlnnnl Chnrcli. But wo must do more thnn simply colonize our boys nnd glrls'Tn country places. We must carry the Institution- I nl church Into our poor districts nnd fight sin on Its own ground. The sim ple fnct is thnt ninny of our churches nre going to pieces simply because the i pcoplu do not have enough to do. The congregations listen to sermons, but do not work for Christ. When Jacob Itlls sturted In his long ten yrnrs' war to give plnygrounds to the e' .dren of the congested east nnd west sides of New York he could not find enough room for tho poor, even though millions of dollars' worth of buildings were condemned nnd turned Into public plnygrounds. Then a happy Idea struck him. "Why can we not turn the roofs of our public schools In to playgrounds for children?" "Ab surd," said the politicians. "Absurd," said the teachers. "Absurd," said nl vmost every one. But Jacob Itlls kept on, and now the roofs of many of those public school buildings have been turned into playgrounds for tho scholars. At last the common peoplo have come to lenrn thnt n mngnftlcent school building is not to be kept Idle nil the time with the exception of the fow hours when school is In session. The public school buildings aro now used for public libraries nnd public lectures and public concerts and public plnygrounds. Why cnunot our church lenrn the same lesson? The churches are grndually deserting the poorer sections of our cities not be cause they nre not needed there, but because they do not do their duty ns they ought to do it. The poor of our large cities need a church building for something more than a place whero they shall nttend a divine service once or twice on the Sabbath day. They ueed a church building where men and women can come and find Christian fellowship and hflp In social Inter course. They need n church building where poor mothers can como nnd leave their babies while they them selves go out for n day's work. They need a church building for un intelli gence office and n dispensary. They need n church building vbere a man or a woman can, go i all times of trouble and always find It a "temple of refuge." Oh, why do we ndt as Chris tian peoplo grasp the gospel opportu nity and go bnck Into the poorer sec tions of the city nnd teach women bow to sow and how to keep tho-babies clean and tench Ignorant, tired men how to work as well as how to pray and to sing and to listen to God's word? I wnnt you to realize that Christ was preaching a practical gospel sermon when he told the Pharisee the parable of tho good Samaritan. I want you to remember that Christ meant Just what he said when' he took a little child In his lap nnd said. "It Is better for you that a millstone were hanged about your neck and that you ware drowned lu tho midst of tho sea rather thnn that you offend ono of these llttlo ones." I havo tried to show you thnt even among tho lowest and the vilest of outcasts you can fiud somo whom you can lead to Christ if you will only go after them. And thus, my friend, on this beautiful Christian Sabbath day I Invito you to help bridge over the over widening chasm thnt Is sepa rating the rich man from the poor man and the so called respectable man from tho social outcast by throwing across It the strong, broad, central boatn of , tha cross of Christ's sacrifice. Will you become a brother to the poor lu e.' practical way, as Christ did during his ' earthly ministry? IQjpyrlthU 190S. by Louis Kloptch, A KKASONAIILM 1NK13HBNCE. TIip llttlo girl's pupa had been very 111 with apprtulleltU and had lain fer nvuiy day Ii th dtirkeunri room after the dnelnra had como and removed hli ap pendix, Tim little jilrl had bn told to br. very qulst ami wry uood, with the proml that ha ghtmid un In to woo her papa nt the iiarllrot peaalbla mouumt. At lftst klio wan ptU'iulttM a brief In tervlew, When tho iiurne cam lo taXa hur away ha held bark u moment, "Haven't 1 been very quiet, papa?" ''Yes," whUpered the fund parent, ''Then -Aon't ynu do ino n favor, papa T" "Certainly, What It, my child!" "Let nil' kue the baby,"